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The future faces of Trump Administration: wiki

  1. ptosis profile image79
    ptosisposted 2 weeks ago

    AG Jeff Sessions, ranked the fifth-most conservative U.S. Senator & a supporter of the "nuclear option, voted against the prohibition of  cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment or punishment of prisoners.

    CIA director Mike Pompeo, opposes closing Guantánamo Bay, said Muslim leaders who fail to denounce acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam are "potentially complicit" in the attacks. He believes that abortion should be illegal in cases of rape and incest.

    National security adviser, General Michael T. Flynn who was reportedly effectively forced out of the DIA after clashing with superiors over his allegedly chaotic management style and vision for the agency in 2014. He has a barrel full of honors and medals.


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    1. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      So now, the reign of terror begins.  The era  of Trumps and his STrumpets will commence and challenge the very meaning of civility and decency. These next four years will definitely be under a dark cloud. When so many conservatives say, 'oh, it won't be so bad". With its vote, the Rightwinger now owns the outcome and will be blamed each and every time something goes awry.

      So, don't blame me, I voted for Bernie!!!

    2. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      More on Jeff Sessions:

      "In 1986, in a rare move, his nomination by Ronald Reagan to be a federal judge was rejected by Congress after several attorneys testified that he had made racist comments."
      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 … net-picks-

      More on Michael Flynn:

      "Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, the likely pick for national security advisor in president-elect Donald Trump's administration, reportedly received classified national security briefings while he was running a private consulting firm offering "all source intelligence support” to foreign clients. His consulting firm, the Flynn Intel Group, registered to lobby for a Dutch company over the summer that is owned by a wealthy businessman with close ties to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erodgan".

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/201 … ce=copyurl

    3. Live to Learn profile image82
      Live to Learnposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      I think Trump needs to understand the far right didn't get him elected. The middle, between both parties, did. Unless he pleases them by setting far right politics to the curb he'll see no decent approval ratings.

      1. Credence2 profile image87
        Credence2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        I would not hold my breath to expect him to come to that conclusion. As a political neophyte,  the worse of the right wing GOP apparatchics are going to lead him around like a horse to water.

        He comes out of the starting gate giving me little confidence in him and yet he says that he wants to bring us all together....

  2. PhoenixV profile image79
    PhoenixVposted 2 weeks ago

    More on Michael T. Flynn.

    He is a Democrat that was appointed Dir. DIA by Barack (calamity jane) Obama.

    1. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this
      1. PhoenixV profile image79
        PhoenixVposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        I would want to ask him "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Bernie Sanders Party of the United States?

        The ruskies might already be here.

        1. Don W profile image83
          Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

          Michael Flynn worked as an analyst for the RT (Russia Today) network, which is financed by the Russian state.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT_(TV_network)

          Here's a picture of Flynn sitting at the right hand of Vladimir Putin at a gala thrown in Putin's honor by the network): https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image … wW0nKHiWtQ

          The idea that a former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and newly appointed national security adviser had a financial relationship with a company owned by an adversarial foreign state is cause for concern.

          Also:

          "I’m a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment" - Stephen Bannon, 2014 (appointed Chief Strategist to Donald Trump, 2016)
          http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 … inist.html

          This and his other less-than-savory views, makes Bannon an extremely poor choice.

          Remember, getting elected was only the beginning. Now Trump needs to start proving that his supporters were right and he can do the job. That starts now, not Jan 20. So far I'm not impressed with Trump's choice of staff, and neither should you be.

          1. PhoenixV profile image79
            PhoenixVposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

            No doubt it is concerning that Trump is selecting people from the dark forces, I mean democrat side.

            But regarding the Russians, specifically. Whats the worst thing that could happen? The Russians Nuking us?  Oh wait, I guess there is something worse than even that. Russia could nuke us with our own uranium, thanks to the leadership of Calamity Barack and Hillary Clinton

            1. Don W profile image83
              Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

              This is not a Democrats vs. Republicans situation. No one knows whether Trump is going to make good on his promises. The only thing people know for sure is that every choice he makes right now has the potential to deepen divisions and inflame tensions, or repair divisions and ease tension. If he deepens divisions it will negatively affect everyone. So Republicans, Democrats, and Independents should all be holding him to account for the choices he is making right now, regardless of who they voted for in the election. If he chooses to alarm the people who didn't vote for him (the majority of voters) that's not going to bring the country together, and it's not going to help the country overcome the challenges it faces in the future.

              1. rhamson profile image76
                rhamsonposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                You are right that this is not a Democrats vs Republican thing. It is hardheaded people fighting for only their opinion and control. We have become a one way society that see's everything through their own filters. What a shame as I have never met anyone who knows everything about everything. There are those who believe they do but I find these types rather foolish and dull.

                1. Credence2 profile image87
                  Credence2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                  With Trump in charge, it can be seen that there are far worse outcomes than just the continuation of the status quo.

                  In the real world of politics, there is no such thing as being 'ideologically neutral".

                  1. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Status quo would not have been good, but far preferable to "progressing" further down the road of socialism and extending govt. control even further.  If nothing else perhaps he will slow or stop that journey.

              2. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                "If he chooses to alarm the people who didn't vote for him (the majority of voters) that's not going to bring the country together, and it's not going to help the country overcome the challenges it faces in the future."

                Much like the rioters, right?  Or those that spread fear and hate at every opportunity - that can't wait to fault him for every move, good, bad or indifferent.  Reminds me of the doomsayers that predicted with a certainty that there would be an immediate crash of wall street...while it hit new record highs the day after the election.

                So to those screaming racism, or declaring that Trump will immediately jail all illegals and Muslims - crawl back into your hole and wait until it happens.  Then tell the world how scared you are!  So far there hasn't been a hint of any of it, just like the wall street collapse that didn't happen.

                1. PhoenixV profile image79
                  PhoenixVposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                  I worry that the rioters/ protesters/ unlicensed molotov cocktail manufacturers and distributors are even making a living wage protesting, considering who they work for.

                2. Don W profile image83
                  Don Wposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                  When those rioters have influence over as many people's lives as the president's chief strategist, the attorney general, the national security advisor and the director of the CIA, then I'll prioritize them over my concerns about Trump. Until then, I'll continue saying that if Trump's choices for the next administration stand, they are going to cause the country pain further down the line.

                  Appointing an attorney general who was rejected for the role of federal judge for being too racist, a chief strategist widely known to be a white nationalist, and a CIA chief who has shown contempt for the Geneva convention, is not going to bring the country together. It's going to cause trouble. He should be making choices that are not going to deepen division and inflame tension.

                  Wait and see is not an option here. The decisions being made now have potential consequences for millions of people's lives. Waiting until the damage is done before saying anything would be foolish. You said he could do the job now. You said he was ready for the job now. Don't be surprised that people are expecting him to do the job properly now. Currently he isn't, and you should be just as concerned about that as others are.

                  1. colorfulone profile image86
                    colorfuloneposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Do you have a declassified document for any of those opinions?   Just one.  If you do, then I will personally research every point you are allegedly trying to make people believe without proof.   A Wikileaks' leaked email would do, even their white papers will do.

                  2. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                    I dare say that the media has as much influence as the President.  And that without the gleeful reporting that people hate and fear Trump it wouldn't touch nearly as many lives and wouldn't build to nearly the same level.  So yes, rioters all over the country have an awful lot of power, it just isn't quite as obvious as a Presidential decree.

                    Please do try and keep your facts straight - Trump has not appointed an attorney general. 

                    Of course wait and see isn't an option - the liberal disdain for anything not to their liking is already being seen and everything Trump has done, is doing and will do is evil, racist and bigoted.  I get that but, always the optimist, continue to hope for better from people. 

                    (Bear in mind that "doing the job properly does not mean doing it the liberal way.  He's President because the people have denied the wisdom of that path, at least until the socialists learn that there are actually people out there, not mindless voting automatons.)

                3. Credence2 profile image87
                  Credence2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                  Trump and his selections are spreading the fear and hate already and there is nothing to wait for..... Yes, under the circumstances unrest and agitation will have to continue.

                  1. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Except that Trump hasn't spread the fear.  That task is left to the "progressive" fear mongers that will scream at anything of a non-socialist nature.  That will decry any and every move he makes, regardless of impact.  The same people that drip vitriol at the very notion of a self sufficient populace, that demands the nanny state for everyone and turns hateful to anyone that doesn't agree.

  3. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 2 weeks ago

    It's fine, don't worry about it.  No one is a racist here.  Don't you know that saying racist things doesn't make anyone a racist?  You have to like, I don't know, put them in a camp or something to be considered racist.  And no one is in a camp yet so it's all totally fine!

    Don't worry about anyone's words or opinions until they manifest into action.  Not even those with immense power.  Everyone knows that actions just come out of nowhere, literally plucked out of thin air.  No one ever acts in accordance with their beliefs, that's just silly.

    Nope, just leave it alone.  The best way to make sure nothing gets out of hand is to shut up until it's too late.  Common sense, don't you think?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      Like.

  4. ptosis profile image79
    ptosisposted 2 weeks ago

    https://ms.clicks.actions.aclu.org/t/gc … g=n&s=

    President-elect Donald Trump just announced he's nominating Senator Jeff Sessions to be the country's attorney general. We're quite familiar with Senator Sessions -- he once called the ACLU "un-American and communist" for "trying to force civil rights down the throats of people."

    The attorney general is charged with protecting the rights of ALL Americans. Yet the President-elect's nominee is a man who failed Senate confirmation for a judgeship under President Ronald Reagan because of Sessions' stated positions on race.

    That's why a confirmation process should examine his policy record and all of his statements in order to determine if he is the one to enforce our laws and protect our Constitution.

    Add your name to demand that Senator Sessions' confirmation process include a comprehensive review of his voting record and history of statements.

    President-elect Trump wants Senator Sessions to run the Justice Department and its civil rights division. This is the unit that has investigated police forces over abuse allegations, sued states over voting restrictions that target low-income and minority voters, and opposed discriminatory laws like North Carolina's HB 2.

    Will you speak up now for full confirmation hearings to ensure this country gets an attorney general who will protect everyone's constitutional rights?

    https://ms.clicks.actions.aclu.org/t/gc … g=n&s=

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  5. Kathleen Cochran profile image84
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 weeks ago

    Those who just voted against Hillary now own this cast of deplorables.  That word is going to describe a great deal in the next four years.  If you didn't get its meaning with HIllary used it, you will come to know its meaning soon enough.  You asked for this.

  6. ptosis profile image79
    ptosisposted 2 weeks ago

    General reply to no one in particular:

    I don't like the way any time there is a conversation that concerns all Americans equally that a lot of times - it dissolves into a verbal Pissing contest by coordinated troll attacks. Double - faced contemptuous names like 'snowflakes' or libtard, as if 5th graders who don't have the capacity or the motivation to actually find a way to get things done - together.

    Sure, we all have disagreements and it's messy, but if just trolling without helping ... we don't need you. We who are trying to move forward in progress are being held back by the heavy lead weights of pompous ignoramuses -es -es -es -es (speech impediment)

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    and now: I must image troll (it's an uncontrollable urge that  I have not yet sought professional help for)




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  7. ahorseback profile image46
    ahorsebackposted 2 weeks ago

    I will never understand the liberal mind , when they lose a fair fight they always resort to the six or so name calling  terms that they ALWAYS have , racist , gender-phobia  , misogynist , islama-phobia ,  bigot  ,  ........................If it weren't for name calling  I don't suppose a liberal could ever really  win a debate !

    Barack Obama is as much of a racist as David Duke  , Why ?  Because he has done nothing but first , incite racism again in America in his first months of presidency  AND two, not speak out effectively against the continual self destruction of his own people IN THIER OWN  neighborhoods,  He has been a colossal failure  as to drive by shootings of thugs against children ,   cop killings , and the violent dismantling of inner city America . 

    He should be extremely ashamed of the  whitewashing  that the left will allow his legacy to  acquire !

    1. ptosis profile image79
      ptosisposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      Fitting choice of words.  Freudian slip?

    2. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      Somehow you remain in a constant state of delusion? My warnings as to the outcome of Trump and his attitude at the starting gate still stands.

      There will be so many marchers, protesting extreme social, economic and political reactionaries, there won't be enough lemonade stands around to quench their thirsts.

 
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